Dozens of makeup compacts add color to the airy interior of Panache Skin Care & Makeup Studio, where beauticians enhance clients' natural features with their own signature line of cosmetics. Of course, makeup is most striking when it's applied to clean, healthy skin, which is why the studio also stocks a full line of professional Dermalogica products.
Panache, however, is much more than a cosmetics studio. The menu of beauty services includes everything from eyebrow threading to exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. There's also an educational element to the studio?regular makeup lessons teach students how to add just the right amount of blush and how to effectively camouflage oneself in a jungle setting. The studio is also replete with certain perks, such as on-site parking and memberships on a monthly- or yearly-basis.
The hair, long with a slight wave, is neatly bundled together by shade. It waits to be sewn into clients’ natural hair by an extension specialist, creating brand new looks instantly. The stylists at No Limits Hair Boutique are experts at changing up visages, using hair dye and relaxer treatments. They also provide hair-braiding techniques such as micro braids, senegalese twists, and locs.
As a leading purveyor of eco-friendly salon practices in the Lehigh Valley, Lux treats tresses to natural and safe haircare services in a comfortable setting outfitted with recycled and sustainable furniture. Give your hair a lesson in healthy living with non-ammonia, single-process color from Organic Colour Systems before dousing strands in a moisture-rich deep-conditioning treatment. Your knowledgeable and friendly stylist will trim split ends and style hair awnings into hair canopies designed to frame, flatter, and shade your face shape. Apply your $5 discount toward any of Lux’s environmentally sound product lines and feel Earth’s tectonic plates quiver with delight. Instead of weaving leftover trimmings into balaclavas or friendship bracelets, all hair clippings are donated to Matter of Trust to help clean up oil spills around the world.
This combined day spa, salon, and fitness center features modern décor and a hip vibe, offering a one-stop shop for boosting beauty and well-being. Adroit pelt professionals employ hungry scissors to artfully nibble tresses into well-coiffed head hats (up to a $65 value), and hair switches hues with mood-ring-like agility during a single-process color treatment (a $61 value). The conditioning treatment (a $50 value) tames ferocious manes into purring submission, undoing the damage done by countless noogies and overly forceful hair flips. Insipid hand talons attain a magpie-tempting shine with the shellac manicure (a $40 value), a hybrid gel-polish treatment that can remain un-chipped for up to three weeks, barring run-ins with nail-loving gremlins.
Owner and medical aesthetician Karen Sedler works with certified aesthetic consultant Rita Naghshineh to treat and advise clients. Under the guidance of Dr. Richard Goldfarb, the center's medical director, the pair helps their patients achieve aesthetic goals with services such as permanent makeup, chemical peels, laser hair-removal, and microdermabrasion.
Susie grew up around the beauty industry in New York. Building on what she learned growing up, she eventually became a hairstylist and makeup artist and earned the opportunity to work with the Lehigh Valley Outlawz and Echo Live Magazine_ as a stylist on photo shoots. Susie and her staff specialize in hair-color services—they use Redken products—and professional makeup applications. The staff includes a massage therapist, who relieves tension with Swedish massage, reflexology, and craniosacral therapy. An aesthetician is also on hand for facials, using organic Hylunia products that are formulated without the use of harmful ingredients such as mineral oils, preservatives, and paraben.
While relaxing music, hot towels, and aromatherapy make her massages serene experiences, Tracey Johnson views massage as a legitimate form of medical healing. She specializes in modalities designed to ease the symptoms of such conditions as fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, and the side effects of cancer treatment. Muscle aches submit to the therapeutic pressure of deep tissue massages and expectant mothers can shorten maternity stays with pre-natal massage.